Hipped Roofs

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A hipped roof like these at Mahogany Bay is the strongest shape in a storm because each side of the roof leans back and supports each of its neighbors. Hipped roofs therefore might be called “good-neighbor roofs.” This isn’t normally a factor at some distance inland, but as you approach the coast or travel to the islands, you’ll notice how more and more roofs of the old buildings are hipped. Now you know why.

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